Why Use A Consultant?
If you do not have the time or the expertise to manage your own business energy costs in-house then it may be time to call in the experts. Just like selecting most consultants you should choose a consultant with a long and successful track record and a guarantee that they will make savings for you. At Energy solutions as we are an independent energy consultancy so do not take commission from any of our suppliers. So we solely work for you and have no conflicts of interest thus ensuring you get the best possible price.
Why would I use a consultant when I can do it myself?
Our vast network of suppliers means we can get you the lowest rate on the market, which is not always possible when negotiating independently as a business. Not onlt this but our team of experts have been industry trainers, contract negotiators, customer account managers and senior sales managers at the Big 6 suppliers. So we have years of experience working for suppliers directly as well as working as a consultancy.
Energy Solutions have strong relationships with suppliers built up over decades; we have access to unpublished prices, resources and tools that allow us to monitor wholesales energy rates.
We can read and interpret the figures and small print on your bill in seconds identifying meter type, consumption, geographical location, AMR facilities and know through years of experience who the main suppliers will be to approach to being negotiation for your business.
The commercial energy market is significantly different than the domestic market. In the domestic market there is a legal requirement for suppliers to publish their rates which means that using an online compare the market facility is sufficient, however there is no such ruling in the business market and therefore not all suppliers publish their rates online- and certainly not their most competitive rates.
We are only a small user so it is not worth the time?
Ofgem stats show 40% of SMEs haven’t switched supplier in the past 5 years. And with energy costs being the 3rd largest expenditure for any UK business whether large or small it is simply not possible that you will not benefit from a cost saving.
As our team have all worked for the Big 6 Energy suppliers for many years we know first hand that often it is the low consuming customers that are paying significantly more than they need to. This population is not aggressively pursed by energy suppliers to retain business, the belief from the customer themselves that they are not using enough for it to warrant their time shopping around only serves to help suppliers get away with treating small users unfairly.
An Ofgem report issued in 2014 showed that 87% of small business were paying more than they needed to for their energy supply and if you do not actively shop around I guarantee this is you.. We guarantee you will be surprised by how quick and simple the whole process is and how much money you can save.
I am happy to stay with my current supplier.
The idea that all consultants want you to change supplier is a damaging myth.
At Energy Solutions we believe in doing what is right for the customer, that may be transferring supply for a cost saving, likewise it may be negotiating a preferential renewal rate (not available in the public domain) with your current supplier. There are many reasons why a client may prefer to renew with their current supplier; convenience, good service, multiple accounts under one roof and we respect that.
However it important to recognise renewing with your current supplier is the point at which you are most at risk of being over-charged so let us support you by handling the negotiation for you. At Energy Solutions we remove the burden of negotiation and provide the best price offering hassle free, quick and simple renewal rates.
Typically we save customers up to 40% off their renewal price, there is no change to your terms and conditions and no cost or contract with us so there is nothing to lose you can remain with your existing supplier just on a better rate than you would receive direct.